Kenworth T680 Awarded to Top Military Rookie Driver
For the fifth consecutive year, Kenworth teamed with the FASTPORT Trucking Track Mentoring Program and the U.S. Cham-ber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program to find America’s top rookie military veteran, who made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet.
A distinguished veteran with 24 years of combined service in the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army received the annual “Transition Truck-ing: Driving for Excellence” award during a special ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Kenworth presented winning professional truck driver Joseph H. Campbell Jr. of Roehl Transport with The Driver’s Truck™—a Kenworth T680 equipped with a comfortable 76-inch sleeper—as the recognition program’s award. Campbell’s special T680 features the complete PACCAR Powertrain with a PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR 12-speed automated transmission and PACCAR 40K tandem axles.
Kenworth took the extra time needed to ensure the T680 was designed with the driver in mind. Take a look at the Kenworth T680 features:
Like every truck, the experience for the driver starts with the design of the cab. Kenworth gathered more than 800 professional truck drivers to get a hands-on evaluation of cab preferences and needs. Then, a design concept was born, resulting in a fully modernized 83-inch wide cab. Coupled with Kenworth’s high standards for interior finish and features, the T680 is truly a driver-centric truck. Overall, the T680 offers more storage and a larger windshield than most trucks on the road. Additionally, the T680 is one of the quietest rides available in a Class 8 truck.The cab is available as a day cab or in one of several sleeper options. Dozens of interior options are available as well, so you can equip your T680 to be fully loaded or as simplistic as one desires.
Outside the cab, Kenworth focused on aerodynamics, resulting in the most aerodynamic truck in their model lineup. It features a highly sloped hood, with excellent visibility, industry best forward lighting, and sculpted body lines for that aerodynamic profile.
Under the hood, the T680 can be equipped with a wide variety of engine options. Two engines are available from PACCAR: The MX-11 and MX-13. The MX-11 is new to the market and offers lighter duty performance compared to the more powerful MX-13. However, the MX-11 is much lighter and more efficient than the MX-13; ideal for long hauls. Two Cummins ISX engines are also available. Each engine is available with several automated transmissions or two manual transmissions.
With the T680, Kenworth has made a Class 8 truck that is perfectly suited for the driver. To learn more, contact the team at Coopersburg & Liberty Kenworth.